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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 9884 20-Oct-2006 14:33
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i just thought of a great idea on how xtra should 'manage' users on the 'go large' plans. curently if you go over 700mb between 4pm-midnight,you get a call etc then if it doesn't stop you get put into a fair use pool for one week.
 here is my alternative:

if a user downloads more than 700mb between 4pm-midnight,then 24 hours later their speed will be lowered to 64kbps for one day. then if they go over 700mb between 4pm-midnight again,their speed will be lowered to 64kbps for one week. now there is no need for a call from xtra or a fair use pool with managed bandwidth.once the one week is up their speed goes back to normal and if they go over 700mb between 4pm-midnight again then it all starts over again.
 then they will learn that if they want to use more than 700mb of data in a day they need to do this between midnight and 4pm when xtra will let them.

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  Reply # 49183 20-Oct-2006 14:43
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  Reply # 49224 21-Oct-2006 15:10
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yeah look what woosh did(taken from another geekzone post):

Woosh Wireless 'Reasonable Use Policy'
- Limited from 5pm to 12am
- If use more then 700mb during those hours:
     - speed throttled to 56kb, then returned to full speed at 12am
- No mention of targeting p2p

I reckon xtra should do what woosh does regarding their fair use policy or do my idea.and yeah xtra shouldn't target p2p traffic. they should still have a fair use policy but don't target p2p traffic. wow good on ya woosh. very appealing. so on woosh if you use more than 700mb between 5pm-12am you will be throttled to 56kbps until 12am the next day.that is awesome. no need for a fair use pool etc.

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